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Jazz Concert: Makoto Takenaka with Peter Hata
Aug 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$20
The Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple presents a jazz concert, featuring Makoto Takenaka on piano, with guest artist Peter Hata on guitar.
Makoto Takenaka was born in Connecticut, and raised in Kyoto, Japan. He acquired a BA and MA in Tokyo, then came to the U.S. to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, he became the first Japanese assistant professor in Berklee, and was promoted to associate professor. He has been playing on TV, radio, and in many concerts including the Berklee Performance Center, Harvard, MIT, Brandeis, Wellesley, U-Mass, and many others. Makoto also integrates Japanese traditional tunes into jazz-fusion.
Guest Artist Peter Hata is one of the original members of the jazz-fusion group Hiroshima. Later, he left the group to pursue traditional jazz, earned a Master of Music degree from Cal State LA and, upon graduating, taught a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate music courses there. In 2011, he also received ordination as a Shin Buddhist priest and is currently assigned to the Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 5, though walk-ins are acceptable.